1. The main purpose of this report is to review the status of the types of triticale developed at the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) as food crops for use in developing nations. A secondary purpose is to reintroduce triticale to the research community outside the Third...
  2. In the developing world there is a huge and growing waste problem. Currently, 9 million people die every year due to the mismanagement of waste and pollutants. That's 20 times more people than die of malaria. If we ignore this waste problem, we will miss a key opportunity to save lives and create...
  3. Ed : While not dealing specifically with tropical crops, some of the management situations discussed can be adapted for consideration in other contexts. Farmers around the country (US) are planting cover crops on millions of acres to protect and improve the soil, and the more that farmers use...
  4. The authors of this book, James Gwartney, Richard Stroup,Dwight Lee, Tawni Ferrarini, and Joseph Calhoun, are all life-long economic educators who know how to use the tools of economics to illuminate why both individuals and nations prosper and how they can be more successful. The book is...
  5. There's a difference between independence and selfishness. With the subtitle: Economics as if People Mattered, consider what Schumacher's book has to say for the way we live today.
  6. Ressource principale Small-scale farming is a surprisingly complex enterprise with multiple areas of risk that also present opportunities for impact. -- David Erickson, CEO, ECHO "Small farmers produce much of the developing world's food. Yet they are generally much poorer than the rest of the population in these...
  7. 20/02/2017 Stylized facts drive research agendas and policy debates. Yet robust stylized facts are hard to come by, and when available, often outdated. The 12 papers in this Special Issue revisit conventional wisdom on African agriculture and its farmers’ livelihoods using nationally representative surveys...
  8. The Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) is a household survey project established with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by the LSMS team. Recognizing that existing agricultural data in the region suffers from...
  9. 15/06/2015 For the first time in generations, Africa is spoken of these days with enthusiastic hope: no longer seen as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent instead is described as “Africa Rising,” a land of enormous economic potential that is just beginning to be tapped. WithAfrica: Why Economists...
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